Supported by JSSA’s Mental Health team, our Collaborative Care Program provides affordable, team-based care coordination and support for people with disabilities and their families.
Less than half of parents who have adult children with intellectual and developmental disabilities make long-term plans about who will take over their child’s care when they are no longer capable, or here to care for them. JSSA’s Collaborative Care Program, supported by our Mental Health team, provides affordable, team-based care coordination and support services to fit the unique needs and strengths of every individual and their family.
JSSA helps shift the overall care from parents to a collaborative care team approach. Our aim, as parents age and withdraw from their care responsibilities, is to provide individuals with a level of care that maintains the support and care provided for them–and ensure that they are well-cared for as they age.
Families pay $2,000 for an annual membership that includes the following services:
• Semi-annual assessment – up to 3hrs/year
• Attendance at individual planning meetings – up to 3 hrs./year (for DDA involved individuals)
• Preparation for individual planning meetings – up to 1 hr./year (for DDA involved individuals)
• Access to support group with parents with adult children with developmental disabilities – up to 12 sessions/year
• Development and implementation of a comprehensive plan of care
The goal of the Collaborative Care Program is to promote dialogue and coordination among an individual’s care team to ensure they have continuous care for decades to come.